He was a German catholic pacifist priest. he was against war. During Nazi regime he was repeatedly arrested. in 1943 he prepared a memorandum in which he discussed reorganisation of German state with respect to world peace and sent it by courier to Erling Eiden , Archbishop of Uppsala in Switzerlnad. But the courier let him down. He was Gestapo informer. The letter never reached the destination. METZEGER was arrested on 29 June 1943 by Nazis and he was tried at people's court. Heb was sentenced to death and was executed on 17 April 1943. the infamous presiding officer of the court Friesler declared in court that. Persons like Metzeger should be eradicated.